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230 Ukrainian Immigrants Arrive in Israel for Passover, Part of Effort to Rescue Embattled Jews

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First-ever Jerusalem house of prayer to unite Christians, Jews and Muslims

“Amen” initiative part of Mekudeshet 2016 festival, Sept. 4-23, to harness Holy City’s spiritual power, connect people of all faiths amid troubling timesJERUSALEM, Christians, Jews and Muslims will unite in an unprecedented and potentially historic interfaith prayer and spiritual gathering in the Holy City from Sept. 4-11 called “Amen – A House of Prayer For All Believers.”Intended to create a single home for the world’s three major religions, “Amen” will play a featured part in the 2016 Mekudeshet Festival from Sept. 4-23 that will harness the city’s ancient powers to inspire artists, musicians and cultural figures from around the world…
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World Jewish Congress marks 80th anniversary of its creation

WJC, As the World Jewish Congress marks its 80th anniversary, President Ronald S. Lauder declared that vigilance and bold steps were as necessary today as they were in 1936 to defend Jews and Jewish community life, adding that the very existence of the WJC, the international Jewish umbrella organization, keeps the situation for Jews around the world from deteriorating to the level of pre-Holocaust Germany. First WJC Plenary Assembly in Geneva in August 1936First WJC Plenary Assembly in Geneva in August 1936Ronald S. Lauder said: “In 1936, our founding fathers and mothers gathered in Switzerland to unite against the growing…
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Holocaust savior Wallenberg executed in Soviet jail, former KGB chief's diaries say

WJC, Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, who courageously saved thousands of Hungarian Jews from deportation to the German death camps, was executed in a Soviet prison, according to the diaries of Ivan Serov, a former director of the Soviet spy agency KGB.According to the 'New York Times', Serov's diaries were discovered inside the walls of his second home in northwestern Moscow, which his granddaughter is now renovating. “I have no doubts that Wallenberg was liquidated in 1947,” Serov wrote, according to the 'Times'.The diaries reportedly contains references to several previously unknown documents referring to Wallenberg, including one recording the cremation of…
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Nomination Period Opens for Fifth Annual Ruderman Prize in Inclusion with Organizations to be Awarded a Quarter Million Dollars

The Ruderman Prize in Inclusion will be awarded to 5 organizations around the world that demonstrate model inclusion for people with disabilitiesBoston, MA,The Ruderman Family Foundation has opened the nomination period for its international Ruderman Prize in Inclusion, now in its fifth consecutive year of operation. Five individual $50,000 awards will be given to companies and organizations that operate innovative programs and provide services that foster the full inclusion of people with disabilities.Five organizations from around the world will be selected for the Prize, which in total will amount to $250,000 that the Foundation will invest as recognition for the…
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Young Leaders from Across US Will Visit Israel to Meet IDF Soldiers

Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) Young Leadership Mission to Israel July 1-9NEW YORK,  More than 20 young leaders and supporters of Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) from all walks of life, representing communities from across the U.S., will join the FIDF Young Leadership (YL) Mission to Israel next month to show their appreciation for the brave men and women of the IDF.The mission, taking place July 1-9, will bring members of FIDF’s Young Leadership Division together with the soldiers of the IDF. Mission participants will receive in-depth briefings by military officers, tour strategic IDF bases to get…
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Over 200 NY Real Estate Leaders Gather at FIDF Benefit Supporting Israeli Soldiers

NEW YORK, More than 200 of New York’s most prestigious real estate professionals gathered last night at the Prince George Ballroom for the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) New York Real Estate Division Annual Gala to salute the brave men and women of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).  The gala honored Jason Schwalbe, vice president of the Hilson Management Corporation, for his commitment to Israel’s soldiers and for his leadership in the New York real estate community. A lifetime friend of both Israel and the Jewish community, Schwalbe is the grandson of FIDF Co-Founder John Klein Z’’L. “I…
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Israeli Leaders Honor 100 Years of American Jewry’s Contributions to the State of Israel at First-Ever Knesset Ceremony

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu among Israeli leaders who spoke at ceremony honoring American Jewry’s steadfast and historic contribution to Israel, which is accompanied by a photo exhibition from the Ruderman Program for American Jewish Studies Jerusalem, Top Israeli public officials and leaders gathered this afternoon at the Knesset to honor 100 years of American Jewry's contribution to the State of Israel. Attendees included Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Leader of the Opposition Isaac Herzog, Chairman of the Jewish Agency Natan Sharansky and US Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro.The ceremony, the first of its kind, which was initiated by the Ruderman…
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PM Netanyahu's Remarks at the Independence Day Meeting with the Diplomatic Corps

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on the occasion of Independence Day at the President's Residence in Jerusalem, made the following remarks to the diplomatic corps: "I have a special affection for the diplomatic service because I entered public life 34 years ago as Israel's Deputy Chief of Mission in Washington D.C. At the time, the number of states that had formal diplomatic relations with Israel was very small. Today we have full diplomatic relations with 159 states. There are not many left. And those that are left I can count maybe on the fingers of one hand, at a stretch you…
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President Rivlin addresses opening ceremony for Yom HaZikaron

“None of us bring children into the world with the thought that one day we will bury them in the soil" President Reuven Rivlin addressed the opening ceremony of Yom HaZikaron, Israel’s Remembrance Day for the Fallen Soldiers of Israel and Victims of Terrorism, at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, where he was joined by representatives of the bereaved families in kindling the memorial flame. Also addressing the ceremony was Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot.“Last year, as I stood in front of you, dear beloved families,” began the President and said, “I prayed that maybe,…
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